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Diagnosis and Treatment of Periodontal Disease for the Hygienist and General Dentist
Deschutes Brewery Downtown - Tap Room
1044 NW Bond Street
Bend, OR 97703
United States
Thursday, May 02, 2019, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Category: High Desert Component


Course Description: The purpose of this course is to allow practitioners in the general office to properly diagnose periodontal disease based on the current classification system. The course will also bring the attendees up to speed on the various treatment options that are available today. The following topics will be covered: diagnosis, risk factors, etiology, genetic testing, bacterial testing, systemic medications (antibiotics, antivirals, and anti-collagenolytic therapy), oral rinses, success rates of periodontal treatment, when to extract a tooth, relationship to systemic diseases and pregnancy, local delivery antibiotics, laser therapy, surgical therapy, peri-implantitis, maintenance protocols, case examples, how to communicate effectively, and how to make an appropriate referral.

Speaker:  Kathleen E Rueter, DMD, MS 

About the Speaker:  Dr. Kathleen Rueter attended the University of Oregon where she double majored in Biology and Spanish and received a minor in Chemistry. After living in Chile as a foreign exchange student, she entered the OHSU dental school and earned her D.M.D degree in 2002. Next she traveled back east to Columbia University for her residency in Periodontics due to the outstanding implant training program. Her thesis focused on the relationship between periodontal disease and smoking, which was also her research focus in dental school which she presented for the International Association for Dental Research. She received her M.S. degree in Periodontics in 2005 from Columbia University in New York City. She then practiced in Illinois for several years where she was a platinum level implant provider. During that time, she also completed Part I and Part II of the board examinations and became board certified and a Diplomate in 2006. She moved back to Oregon in 2008 and has practiced in Bend since that time. She is an active member of the American Academy of Periodontics, American Dental Association, and Oregon Dental Association.

Dr. Rueter is passionate about continuing education. As a diplomate, she is required to pass re-certification examinations and has additional continuing education requirements. She has held many leadership roles such as serving as the ASDA representative for the ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws, and Judicial Affairs. She has also served as a board examiner for the Oregon Board of Dentistry specialty examination. She has directed a 2 year hygiene study club in addition to a 2 year study club for dentists focused on full arch or full mouth restoration with implants. She has given lectures for the Central Oregon Dental Society on the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic disease and for the Advantage Dental Summer Meeting on the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease for the general dentist and hygienist. She has also given company sponsored lectures for dentists including Biolase on the utilization of lasers, Zimmer Biomet on the use of trabecular metal in implants, and for Straumann on regenerative therapies.

Location:  Deschutes Brewery, Tap Room - Bend, OR

Fees & Registration Information:
Registration is limited. Only the first 45 registered can attend. 
Need help registering? Please call (503) 595-0220

ADHA Members: FREE
Non-member Hygienists, Assistants and Dentists: $75

CE Credits:  3 CEUs

Course Objectives:

  • Learn to correctly diagnose periodontal disease based on the current classification system.
  • Understand how to treat the patient as a whole person instead of a tooth/periodontal pocket.
  • Gain an understanding of all available treatment modalities so that practitioners can recognize when scaling and root planing should be completed in the general office and when it is reasonable to recommend extractions to patients with periodontal disease.
  • Gain an understanding of how to diagnose and treat peri-implantitis.
  • Learn skills to communicate effectively with patients about periodontal disease.
  • Learn how to establish appropriate maintenance protocols

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds will be provided within three weeks of an event.  Individual requests will be considered by the Board of Directors and will be denied if the nature of absence cannot be verified or is not of a serious enough nature.

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